Versatile yarrow: medicine, food, and garden treasure

Achillea millefolium Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) Common Name: yarrow, milfoil Family: Asteraceae (Aster, formerly Compositae) Native to Florida Perennial Grow this plant for culinary and medicinal use! It has abundant skills from a vulnerary (stops bleeding) to a relaxing tea to added zing for salads. It’s easy to grow, native to Florida, and pretty as well. […]

Soapberry provides shade and cleaning solutions

Soapberry (Sapindus saponaria) Sapindaceae Family (Soapberry Family) Synonym: S. marginatus This small, monecious (male and female flowers on same plant) genus is found in the North and South Americas and in the East, primarily in the Himalayas. While the “berry,” the outer covering of the seed, has been long used for its saponins, Moerman reports […]